/ (ˈkɔːlɪs) /
noun plural -les (-liːz)
rare the main stem of a plant
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Word Origin for caulis
C16: from Latin
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Example sentences from the Web for caulis
In the middle ages the general literary term throughout Europe was coles (or colis) from caulis, a stalk, and virga, a rod.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
Caulis: the funicle of antenna: the corneous basal part of jaws.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Its stalk affords an excellent example of the caulis anceps.The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 13|William Curtis